Current Scientific Discovery Awardees

2015 Delivering on Discovery Awardees

Alphabetized by last name of the principal investigator.

Christine Beeton

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Targeting KCa1.1 channels in synoviocytes for the treatment of RA
Total Award Amount: $386,587

Hongsik Cho

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
A Novel Method of Detecting and Treating in Early PTOA Using Smart Nanosome
Total Award Amount: $270,000

Virginia Kraus

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 
The Role of Low-Grade Endotoxemia in Osteoarthritis
Total Award Amount: $411,062

Martin Kriegel

Yale University
New Haven, CT
Commensal Prokaryotic Ro60 Orthologs as Causal Triggers for Lupus
Total Award Amount: $344,581

Veronique Lefebvre

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Quality-by-Design approach to create articular cartilage from pluripotency
Total Award Amount: $318,774

James Martin

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Engineering Endogenous Cartilage Repair
Total Award Amount: $961,381

Michael Stein

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Extracellular small RNAs in rheumatoid arthritis -Delivering on Discovery
Total Award Amount: $1,350,000

Hui Sun

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Bronx, NY
A novel formulation for OA prevention and treatment
Total Award Amount: $216,000

Markus Wimmer

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Augmented Feedback Using Pressure Detecting Insoles to Reduce Knee Loading
Total Award Amount: $311,740

Rae Yeung

The Hospital for Sick Children; Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)
Toronto, Ontario
Precision Decisions to STOP-JIA
Total Award Amount: $385,000

Other Awardees

Salah-Uddin Ahmed

Washington State University
Mechanism of Mcl-1 regulation by EGCG in rheumatoid arthritis
06/01/2014 - 05/31/2017

Delesha Carpenter

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Understanding how RA patients process conflicting information about DMARDs
10/01/2013 - 09/30/2016

Bruce Neil Cronstein

New York University School of Medicine 
The Role of Adenosine Receptors in Osteoarthritis 
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2019

Farshid Guilak

Washington University 
Engineering new biological therapies for arthritis 
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2019

Taras Lyubchenko

University of Colorado Denver 
Pathogenic role of autoreactive anergic B cells in Rheumatoid arthritis 
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017

Sharmila Majumdar

University of California, San Francisco
A multicenter feasibility trail establishing imaging and biochemical technologies as measures of knee cartilage composition following acute ACL injury
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2016

Tuhina Neogi

Boston University 
Bisphosphonate Effects in Knee Osteoarthritis 
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2017

Jose U. Scher

New York University School of Medicine 
Pan-Microbiome in At-Risk Subjects and New-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis 
05/02/2014 - 04/30/2017